Superman ‘Man of Steel 2’ confirmed: Can sequel save DC movie franchise?

Superman ‘Man of Steel 2’ confirmed: Can sequel save DC movie franchise?

“Man of Steel 2”, the Superman sequel is happening, confirmed the agent of Henry Cavill, the actor who plays the alien superhero from planet Krypton. Many media outlets have confirmed the development of the movie on Friday.

“Henry has a big appetite. We’ve been in a five-month period of time where he’s re-strategizing, acquiring property [for his production company Promethean], he’s filming [Justice League] now, he’s in development for the Superman standalone…” Dany Garcia, the manager of the Superman actor, stated in Newsweek.

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“He’s beginning to expand that world. It’s beautifully tied up. In a year from now or two years from now, he’s going to be a force globally.”

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Aside from being Cavill’s agent, Garcia is also the ex-wife of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the highest paid actor in Hollywood, according to Forbes.

In early August, there were reports that a “Man of Steel” sequel was in “development”. According to a report from, Warner Bros. studios has confirmed two release dates, October 5, 2018 and November 1, 2019.

It’s not clear if the rumored “Man of Steel 2” will land on these dates or if it’s Ben Affleck’s solo Batman movie that will get one of the dates.

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Before Henry Cavill plays the superhero in the Superman sequel, the Man of Steel will first appear on the DC superheroes team up, “Justice League” which will feature Affleck Cavill, Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Ezra Miller (The Flash), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Ray Fisher (Cyborg), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Jesse Eisenberg (Lex Luthor), Amber Heard (Mera), Jeremy Irons and J.K. Simmons (James Gordon) in November next year.

After the disappointment of the “Batman v Superman” and the “Suicide Squad” movies both from the critics and fans, DC is hoping the next movies will recover and “Man of Steel 2” Superman sequel could be the one that saves the DC movie franchise.

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